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Photoshop Eye Tutorial by jht888 Photoshop Eye Tutorial by jht888
Due to a large number of request over the last few months, I have decided to put up this tutorial on how I create the eyes that I do on my paintings. I consider the eyes to be the single most important feature and if you can get them right, you will be well on the way to creating a beautiful portrait.
This is the way I do the eyes and other artist will have their own ways of doing things. I find this works for me and I really hope this works for you.

If you want to see an example of how would fit in to a full portrait, then please take a look below plus my nose, mouth, hair and ear tutorial


Thanks for taking the time to take a look :squee: If you have time please leave a comment, fav it or add me to your Watch list :happybounce:
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patriciakumor Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  New member
Thanks so much for this tutorial. :happybounce: 
I'm totally beginner, so result not bowled over. But but I'm still learning.
I have to work on drawing the eyelashes. Have you maybe got any tips for me?
My result:…

Thank you again for this amazing tutorial Hug 
jht888 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely comment Patrycja, I love the way you have done your eye by the way, especially the iris, you've made it so real, very well done :clap:
Nahemia Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
a question~
for the iris you just draw a lot of lines or you use some kind of filter...? i knew there is a filter that looks similar to that, though i dont remember ir now.

amazing series of tutorias :)
jht888 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Oh for the iris, I do two or three layers of lines, all hand painted in all different tones for each layer. Thanks again for leaving a lovely comment :clap: :D
amoebae Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial. I've been meaning to follow it for a few weeks now, but just got round to it tonight. I'm really pleased with the result.

Eye Study by amoebae

jht888 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Thanks for your amazing comment and showing me your work. It's wonderful and I'm so glad that you have taken something from my tutorials :squee:
amoebae Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a bunch of your tutorials in my favourites folder, they all look really useful. I appreciated the lack of explanation next to each step, because it allowed me to focus on observing each picture to work out what you'd done in each one to move the painting forwards, and let me try out different ways of achieving the same thing without worrying I wasn't using the right tool set to the right size or whatever. Explanations can be very useful for some things, but for this I found the simple approach far better :)
CrakeYoung Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love your tutorials and want to try a portrait, too.
But I've got one Question. How long  does it take you, for example, just to draw the eyes?
jht888 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Thanks for your great comment :D A whole portrait usually takes me around 6 - 9 hours depending on how realistic I want to make it. A pair of eyes around 45 - 60 minutes. I love painting the eyes, it doesn't matter to me how long it takes as for me, once the eyes are right, the rest of the painting will follow. Most importantly, don't rush your paintings, enjoy just doing them. I hope this helps :bow: :w00t:
Cute-Heart Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student General Artist
wow !
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